Wisdom Teeth

Not sure if you have your wisdom teeth? 

Third molars or more commonly known as wisdom teeth typically emerge into the mouth anywhere between 18-25 years of age, however this is not always the case. Some individuals may not have any wisdom teeth, these may be the lucky ones, because having wisdom teeth can sometimes cause an array of problems. 

Problems wisdom teeth may cause:

  • Erupting horizontally/sideways 
  • Irritation/Infection/pain to surrounding gum 
  • Irritation to opposing gum (when there is no opposing tooth)
  • Cyst
  • Crowding
    • Can cause damage to adjacent teeth
      • Erosion lesion
      • Decay due to harbouring of bacteria
      • Gum disease between the 2 teeth 
  • Impingement on your ability to maintain good oral hygiene

Due to these problems listed above, it is a common recommendation to have wisdom teeth removed.  There are some cases, where other treatment options, such as a filling, may be feasible, however this is not generally recommended, unless you can maintain good oral hygiene at home, every day. If this is the case for you, then we will recommend coming in for your 6 monthly check ups and cleans, to ensure there are no changes or worsening of the situation. 

If you’re worried about your wisdom teeth, come in for a consultation. 

NOTE: We may refer you to have some scans taken after this consultation. 

If you are worried it is best to get an assessment by a dentist

Book an appointment now

 or 

If you have any further questions regarding the procedure and/or pricing please give us a call on (02) 8084 6838 or email us on  info@bondifamilydentalsurgery.com.au